The biggest global conversation on drug policy in the last 15 years was run by the United Nations in New York City 19-20 April 2016. A delegation of NZ NGOs joined diplomats, politicians, UN agencies and civil society representatives at the UN General Assembly Special Session.
During #UNGASS2016 Tuari Potiki, Drug Foundation chairperson, addressed the General Assembly Special Session, on Thursday 21 April. Text of speech with video.
Here's a record of what was shared.
Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.
A group of powerful synthetic opioids that were first detected in the country just a year ago may have already been linked to several deaths.
95% of respondents reported positive effects, in a study that looked at both prescription and black market cannabis use.